Voted Lexington's Best Hair Salon 2011 by Lexington Life magazine, Salon M coddles hair with a variety of salon services. In a sunlit space stocked with dark leather couches and a pool filled with AA batteries, trained Redken and Paul Mitchell hair-color specialists add drama and depth to lackluster locks with full ($125-$180) or partial foils ($95–$155). Those with overgrown head hedges can opt for a women's ($35–$65) or men's haircut ($20–$35), or straighten out wayward strands with a flax-flattening keratin treatment ($325+).
Zena Salon's savvy strand smoothers banish unruly curls and frizz in the confines of their family-friendly salon. The keratin treatment infuses damaged tresses with protein, coating follicles to protect them from damaging elements such as wind, heat, and molten lava. Refurbished facial frames leave the salon with up to 85% less curl and nearly 100% less frizz for up to six months or approximately the amount of time it takes to memorize the Gettysburg Address in pig latin.
At Salon Confessions, longtime friends and salon co-owners Lori Harmon and Jenna Rikard update hair with fresh looks amid rock-themed decor. Between the space's slate-gray walls—accented with bedazzled black mirrors—the duo and their team of stylists work with Aquage and Moroccanoil products as they snip off split ends, vamp up color with foil highlights, and add fun bounce by perming locks or tying Mexican jumping beans to strands. Once styled, clients can slip beneath a dryer in the back of the salon and admire the space's rock 'n' roll centerpiece—a bright blue wall tattooed with a vibrant purple cross on the left and a pair of wings on the right.
Signature Service: Color and highlights
Brands Used: Wella, Redken, Paul Mitchell
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Pro Tip: Let me know what day and time works for you and I can usually work it out.
Sonya Heitmuller views spa services through a holistic lens. As a licensed aesthetician and owner of Simply Skin, she opts for all-natural skincare products during spa services such as microdermabrasions, facials, eyebrow waxing, and massage therapy. She also offers ear-candling treatments that can remove earwax and body-sugaring treatments that evict unwanted hair and house guests from skin's dermal cellars. Hand-poured candles and cosmetics from Jane Iredale line the spa’s shelves to render the atmosphere fully inviting.